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schizo

[ skit-soh ]
/ ˈskɪt soʊ /
Informal.
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noun, plural schiz·os.
a schizophrenic or schizoid person.
adjective
schizophrenic or schizoid.
crazy; wildly eccentric; lunatic.
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Also schiz . Sometimes schit·zo, schitz .

Origin of schizo

1940–45; by shortening; cf. -o

Other definitions for schizo (2 of 2)

schizo-

a combining form meaning “split,” used in the formation of compound words: schizogenetic.
Also especially before a vowel, schiz-.

Origin of schizo-

<Greek, combining form representing schízein to part, split
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British Dictionary definitions for schizo (1 of 2)

schizo
/ (ˈskɪtsəʊ) taboo /

adjective
schizophrenic
noun plural -os
a schizophrenic person

British Dictionary definitions for schizo (2 of 2)

schizo-

before a vowel schiz-


combining form
indicating a cleavage, split, or divisionschizocarp; schizophrenia

Word Origin for schizo-

from Greek skhizein to split
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Medical definitions for schizo

schizo-

pref.
Split; cleft:schizotrichia.
Cleavage; fission:schizogenesis.
Schizophrenia:schizoid.
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